[d@DCC] Canadian Government funding DRM with Tax Dollars
russell at flora.ca
Mon Apr 19 11:45:11 EDT 2004
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca wrote:
> They're also paying me (by way of the academic scholarship system) to,
> among other things, write papers about the theoretical aspects of whether
> DRM can or can't work. To a certain extent, I think they can and *should*
> be funding research on both sides of these kinds of issues.
I would love someone to study the effects of music CD copy protection on
the reduction of early or impulse purchases of CDs. If a CD is no longer
a commodity that can be trusted to work in any CD player, how much of a
reduction in CD sales does this cause?
My own belief it that this alone could account for the reduction in
sales that the music industry has seen, but there have not yet been
adequate studies done on it. I am also reading that there is additional
uncertainty and instability in this market because CDs purchased in
different countries may have different copy protection on them (or none at
Until "Legal protection for TPM" I thought that the copy protection
stuff was great in that it would reduce sales for those content industries
that "just don't get it" that large part of their customer base will
simply not buy the works damaged in this way.
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